As an alternative to our instructional DVD we have released a detailed “How to make a balsawood surfboard” instructional ebook. 32 pages filled with a detailed step by step description of how you make a perfect balsawood surfboard. Combined with high quality, close up images of the individual steps, this ebook guarantees a successful shaping process and a self made surfboard you can be proud of. NEW: imperial and metric measurements throughout the booklet Chapters which are covered include: *WHAT YOU WILL NEED *YOUR SHAPING BAY *SELECTING THE BALSA WOOD STICKS *THE ROCKER TEMPLATE *THE GLUE-UP *THE STRINGER *THE PLAN SHAPE *ROCKER CLEAN UP *NOSE AND TAIL BLOCKS *WOOD IMPERFECTIONS *THE FINISH PLAN SHAPE *THE RAILS *FINAL SAND AND SEALER COAT *THE FINS *LEASH PLUG OR BRIDGE *GLASSING (note only - no detailed description) *OTHER HELPFUL PRODUCTS *RILEY PLANET
We still have one more sanding to do--- but this is the finished board.
Your wood is amazing. Thank you.
We used some redwood for the nose and tail.
I shot the photo after dark, when we finished, sorry about the lighting.
We appreciate all your efforts to help us.
We never would have gotten there without your clear, detailed DVD, your patience with our questions and perfect wood.